Walter “Beau” Stapleton is a Manatt Entertainment associate based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He has extensive experience in the music, film, television and digital industries, providing legal representation for music, film and television projects and production legal services for a wide range of cable networks and media companies.
Prior to working at Manatt, Beau worked as partner at an entertainment-focused law firm in Los Angeles. He represented a diverse range of clients across the music, film, television, digital, advertising and fashion industries. His work included intellectual property transactions, music rights, consultation, talent representation, guild compliance, corporate formation, financing, employment law and copyright/trademark protection.
Prior to obtaining his law degree, Beau was an entrepreneur, an artist and a composer for over ten years. He toured globally as a musician and was represented by CAA, Red Light Management, Island Def Jam Records and Universal Music Publishing Group.